Trainees and Scholars

Demography and Economics of Aging Training Program | Health Services Research Program | Burroughs Wellcome Fund Fellowship | MD-PhD Medicine, Social Sciences, & Humanities | Postdoctoral Program in Clinical Research Informatics (TL1) 

CHeSS is proud to support over 30 trainees and scholars who are affiliated with the Center’s various training programs. Learn more about each of our trainees and scholars below.

 

Demography and Economics of Aging Training Program (NIA T32)

Jennifer Caputo, PhD

Jennifer Caputo, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Sociology

caputoj@uchicago.edu
Degree(s): PhD, Sociology, Indiana University Bloomington; MS, Sociology, Florida State University; BA, English, University of Kansas
Research Interests: Intergenerational relationships, Aging, Families, Health Inequalities, Mental Health, Gender, The Life Course

Emily Ellis

Emily Ellis

Predoctoral Fellow, Social Service Administration

emilyellis@uchicago.edu
Degree(s): BS, Economics, American University, Washington DC; BA, Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies, American University, Washington DC, AM Social Service Administration, University of Chicago
Research Interests: Work-Family Policy, Family Caregiving, Poverty and Inequality, Social Safety Nets, Job Quality and Employment Policy

Max Kellogg

Max Kellogg

Predoctoral Affiliate, Economics

mdkellogg@uchicago.edu
Degree(s): BS, Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University
Research Interests: Labor Economics, Disability Insurance

Laura Magda, MD

Laura Magda, MD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Medicine, Section of Hospital Medicine, University of Chicago

lmagda2@medicine.bsd.uchicago.edu
Degree(s): MD, Medical University of Lublin
Research interests: Building clinical research infrastructures within community hospitals, Social determinants of health, Social connectedness in health, Mental health and chronic illness, Implementation science, software and workflow methodology designing in clinical and translational research databases

Grey Pierce

Grey Pierce

Predoctoral Fellow, Sociology

greypierce@uchicago.edu
Degree(s): MA, University of Chicago; MS, University of Pennsylvania; BA, Oberlin College
Research Interests: Gender & Sexuality, Aging, Medicine, and Health

Winnie Tong

Winnie Tong

Predoctoral Affiliate, Sociology

witong@uchicago.edu
Degree(s): MSc, Criminal Justice Policy, London School Economics; BS, Psychology, Yale University
Research Interests: Social Support and Health, Motivation and Happiness, Older Adult’s Health and Sexuality

 

Health Services Research Program (AHRQ T32)

Dani Adams

Dani Adams

Predoctoral Affiliate, Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice

daniadams@uchicago.edu
Degree(s): AM, Clinical Concentration, Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice, University of Chicago; BA, Psychology (minor in Philosophy), Roosevelt University
Research Interests: Improving affordability, accessibility, and effectiveness of behavioral health services in low-income neighborhoods: Dissemination and implementation science, Child and adolescent mental health, Recovery-oriented system transformation, Trauma-informed practice and policy, Child welfare

Emily Claypool

Emily Claypool

Predoctoral Fellow, Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice

eclaypool@uchicago.edu
Degree(s): AM, University of Chicago; BA, University of Minnesota
Research Interests: Science and technology studies & medical anthropology to understand the nature of social scientific knowledge production and institutionalization in the interdisciplinary context of health and social service research and provision.

Abhijit Grewal

Abhijit Grewal

Predoctoral Fellow, Health Sciences Integrated PhD Program, Northwestern University

abhijit.grewal@northwestern.edu
Degree(s): MHA, Cornell University; BA, Wayne State
Research Interests: Healthcare quality, mental health, telehealth, AI/ML, health services, outcomes, disparities

Sae Han

Sae Han

Predoctoral Fellow, Health Sciences Integrated PhD Program, Northwestern University

saehan2025@u.northwestern.edu
Degree(s): JBS, Human Biology, Health, and Society, Cornell University; MPH, Columbia University
Research Interests: Intersection of public health informatics and health outcomes within the aging population.

Scott Loring

Scott Loring

Predoctoral Fellow, Harris School of Public Policy

sloring@uchicago.edu
Degree(s): BA, University of Chicago
Research Interests: Economics of healthcare organizations, competition policy, provider care decisions

Allison Paulson

Allison Paulson

Predoctoral Fellow, Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice

apaulson@uchicago.edu
Degree(s): MPH, Epidemiology, University of Illinois at Chicago; MLA, University of Chicago; BA, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Research Interests: Access to health care; premature mortality; substance use disorders; mental health; federal and state substance use policies; primary care; health disparities; disability; Medicare; Medicaid; evidence-based practice

Lauren Peterson

Lauren Peterson

Predoctoral Fellow, Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice

lapeterson@uchicago.edu
Degree(s): AM, Social Service Administration, University of Chicago; MPH, Health Policy and Management, Columbia University; BA, Public Policy, International Studies, University of North Carolina
Research Interests: Medicaid policy, access to health care and home and community based services (HCBS), disability policy, health equity, health politics, state health policy

Daniel Scott

Daniel Scott

Predoctoral Fellow, Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice

dcscott@uchicago.edu
Degree(s): MSW, Michigan State University; BA, Aquinas College 
Research Interests: Value-Based Care, Policy Implementation, Community Mental Health, Diagnostic Taxonomy, Ideology, Professions/Professionalization, Economic Anthropology, Semiotics

Yalun Su

Yalun Su

Predoctoral Fellow, Harris School of Public Policy

yalunsu@uchicago.edu
Degree(s): M.Sc., Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, London School of Economics
Research Interests: Public Economics, Health Economics, Disability Insurance, Healthcare Innovation

Richard Weinmeyer

Richard Weinmeyer

Predoctoral Fellow, Health Sciences Integrated Program, Northwestern University

rickmw@u.northwestern.edu
Degree(s): JD, University of Minnesota; MA, University of Minnesota; MPhil, Cambridge University; BA, University of Washington
Research Interests: Public toilet availability and accessibility; public health law; public health ethics; urban health; dignity and health; property

Courtney Amegashie

Courtney Amegashie

2021-22 BWF Fellow, Pritzker School of Medicine

camegashie@uchicago.edu
Degree(s): BA, Washington University in St. Louis
Research Interests: Preeclampsia, patient education, healthcare disparities

Michael Boachie-Mensah

Michael Boachie-Mensah

2021-22 BWF Fellow, Pritzker School of Medicine

michael.boachie-mensah@uchospitals.edu
Degree(s): BS in Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University
Research Interests: Macular degeneration, macular hole, gut microbiome applications in retinal pathology

Julian Conn Busch

Julian Conn Busch

2021-22 BWF Fellow, Pritzker School of Medicine

julian.connbusch@uchospitals.edu
Degree(s): BS in Physiology, Seattle Pacific University
Research Interests: Applications of machine learning and deep learning in medical diagnosis, OR-to-ICU handoff procedures

Anase Asom

Anase Asom

2020-21 BWF Fellow, Pritzker School of Medicine

anase.asom@uchospitals.edu
Degree(s): BS in the Biological Sciences, University of Chicago
Research Interests: Hematopoietic malignancies

Paige-Ashley Campbell

Paige-Ashley Campbell

2020-21 BWF Fellow, Pritzker School of Medicine

paige-ashley.campbell@uchospitals.edu
Degree(s): BS in Behavioral Neurosciences, Quinnipiac U.
Research Interests: Regenerative engineering for repair for burns, scars, and nerve injuries, health disparities

Kavia Khosla

Kavia Khosla

2020-21 BWF Fellow, Pritzker School of Medicine

kavia.khosla@uchospitals.edu
Degree(s): BA in Public Health, Brown University
Research Interests: Pre-eclampsia, dysmenorrhea, adolescent gun violence prevention

 

 

MD-PhD Program in Medicine, the Social Sciences and Humanities (MeSH)

Afia Khan

Afia Khan

afia@uchicago.edu
PhD Program:
Harris School of Public Policy
Research Interests: Health economics, antimicrobial resistance, social determinants of health and well-being

Joseph Krongold

Joseph Krongold

jkrongold@uchicago.edu
PhD Program: Public Health Sciences- Health Services Research
Research Interests: Quality measurement, end of life care

Maya Lozinski

Maya Lozinski

mayalozinski@uchicago.edu
PhD Program: Harris School of Public Policy
Research Interests: Risk adjustment, machine learning, provider decision making

Steven Server

Steven Server

sserver@uchicago.edu
PhD Program: Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science and History
Research Interests: Public Health & Social Medicine in 1930s Mexico

 

 

Postdoctoral Program in Clinical Research Informatics (TL1)

Ashley Brown

Ashley Brown

Postdoctoral Fellow, Medicine, Section of Hospital Medicine, University of Chicago

aebrown@medicine.bsd.uchicago.edu
Doctoral Degree: MD, University of Central Florida-Orlando, FL
Research Interests: Post-Discharge Care for Hospitalized Patients, Patient Activation for Care Coordination

Emily Dillon

Emily Dillon

Postdoctoral Fellow, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Rush University

emily_dillon@rush.edu
Doctoral Degree: PhD, University of Dublin, Trinity College
Research Interests: Autism and related disorders, social communication (pragmatics), sex and gender differences in autism symptom presentation and predicting outcomes in clinical trials

Alaa Kassir

Alaa Kassir

Postdoctoral Fellow, Medicine, Section of Emergency Medicine, University of Chicago

akassir@uchicago.edu
Doctoral Degree: MD, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Research Interests: Emergency clinical trials and using patient-generated data to improve quality of life outcomes for patients

Krista Knudson

Krista Knudson

Postdoctoral Fellow, Nurse scientist and clinical researcher, Rush University

krista_a_knudson@rush.edu
Doctoral Degree: PhD, Yale University
Research Interests: Critical care; ECMO; patient and family experiences; long-term outcomes

Lucille Ray

Lucille Ray

Postdoctoral Fellow, Medicine, Section of Gastroenterology, Rush University

lucille_ray@rush.edu​
Doctoral Degree: PhD, University of Akron, Ohio
Research Interests: Studying hormonal metabolism in the gut microbiome, expanding clinical research in hormonal metabolism and circulation in transgender hormonal replacement therapy

Mazin Sabeh

Mazin Sabeh

Postdoctoral Fellow, Medicine, Section of Emergency Medicine, University of Chicago

sabehmazin@gmail.com
Doctoral Degree: MD, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Research Interests: Creating a new or improved CDR to rule out pulmonary embolus in low risk patients, 50 years and older at the Emergency Department